Program Therapist – Autism Program – Elementary/Middle School
Education, Experience and Certification Requirements:
Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, psychiatric nursing or other related field is required
Current Maryland clinical license is required; LCPC and LCSW-C are required
MSDE School Social Worker certification or eligibility for MSDE School Social Worker certification (LCSW-C only)
Three or more years of successful clinical experience working with children and/or adolescents with Autism in a school setting is preferred
Knowledge of DSM and IDEA and their specific applications to educating students with special education needs and emotional and other disabilities preferred
Bilingual (Spanish/English) abilities are a plus
Key Job Functions
Employ clinical strategies and techniques to provide appropriate therapeutic interventions to encourage students to be school ready
Ensure counseling and behavioral support service requirements are met to maintain 100% compliance with students’ IEPs and requirements are rendered as prescribed on the IEP
Demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to adapt a variety of therapeutic interventions and behavior management practices to meet the needs of individual students; evaluate therapeutic effectiveness, document, and make modifications based on data, reflection and feedback
Provide case management for students by collaborating with parents, guardians, and outside agencies; make appropriate referrals for needed services and look for new resources that support students’ social and emotional growth
Participate in the development and monitoring of students’ IEPs, BIPs, and FBAs including completion of required documentation within set guidelines
Complete required related service notes and billing documentation accurately and within assigned deadlines; ensure Medicaid forms are completed by parents/guardians
Provide clinical supervision to the dedicated aides assigned to the students on their caseloads to help the dedicated aides understand the students’ social, emotional, and academic profile; collaborate with these dedicated aides to develop and implement specialized interventions and incentive plans as needed
Demonstrate an understanding of how our students’ disabilities impact their behavior and ability to learn; display knowledge of students’ diagnoses and adapt intervention strategies accordingly to meet the requirements of the students’ IEPs and BIPs
Maintain student confidentiality in accordance with The Foundation Schools Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest Statement and student record confidentiality procedures
This is an 11 month position – end of August – end of July
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